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How the heck do people “fall” into relocation?

June 6, 2016

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Well, here’s your chance to find out!   I, like virtually every relocation professional I know, “backed into” relocation.  We were just like normal people, we had NO IDEA what the relo industry was.  So here’s my story….(on page 34!)…

 

John D'Ambrogio and how to fall into the relocation industry

John D’ tells all!

 

 
 
 

Summer 2016 Chicagoland Real Estate and Relocation Update

June 1, 2016

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We’ve got a great summer ahead in the real estate and relocation world in Chicagoland.  Increase ASP, increased volume and units….although we’re still dealing with very tight inventory and a viciously active rental market.  Take a look!

 

 
 
 

Spring 2016 Chicagoland Real Estate and Relocation Update

March 23, 2016

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What’s new in Chicagoaland real estate?  Well, contracts and average sales price are UP, and inventory is DOWN.  And I mean WAY DOWN.  Take a look…..

 

 

 

Anything I can help with?  Just let me know!.

 
 
 

11 Experts’ Views on Relocation in 2016

January 21, 2016

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Well, only ten if you don’t want to count me! Our friends at Lexicon put together a fantastic piece featuring the following industry pillars:

Peggy Smith President and Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide ERC® (I told you it was pillars!)

Richard Banks Relocation Program Manager, Southern Company

Avrom Goldberg Senior Vice President Global Solutions, Lexicon Relocation

Tracy Gorman Global Mobility Manager, Novelis

David Cox President, Suddath Relocation Systems

Dennis Rasmussen, Global – Client Services Advisor, Fragomen Worldwide

Deborah Wilkes, GMS Director Global Advisory Services, Practice Lead Research and Thought Leadership, Lexicon Relocation

Stacy Miller Account Manager for the Relocation Business Development Team, Quicken Loans

Fiona Murchie Managing Editor, Re:locate Global

Bob Sullivan Sr. Vice President Corporate Accounts, Arpin

As they explore some of the biggest global relocation issues and trends for the coming year, you’ll find some incredible insight.

Access the report here!

 

 

 
 
 

Inman top 100+1 !!!

December 22, 2015

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Inman
Inman recently released it’s top 101 – As they call it ” Rebels, CEOs, power brokers, misfits, deal-makers, newbies and innovators ” the leaders who “never stop doing.”

It’s a privilege to know and have worked with many of them, particularly Leading RE’s own Stephanie Pfeffer.  I am most pleased, however, to be able to work for one the great innovators on the list – Thad Wong.

Take a look at the entire list!

 
 
 

2015 Chicago Real Estate Review / 2016 Forecast

December 18, 2015

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I hope you enjoy this brief update on the 2015 Chicago market, plus some predictions for next year!  It’s been a great year with modest appreciation, low interest rates, and low inventory.  Take a look!

 

 

John D’Ambrogio, @properties’ Chicago Real Estate Year in Review

Looking forward to a great 2016!

 

 
 
 

20 great tips for moving to Chi-Town

December 6, 2015

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My professional colleague Robert Telosa recently wrote a great article on 20 things to know before moving to Chicago. Of particular note – yes the winters are cold, and yes the summers make it worthwhile. It’s a great read and can be found here

Enjoy!.

 
 
 

Fall 2015 Chicagoland Market Update

September 17, 2015

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How did summer 2015 stack up?   What’s ahead for the Chicagoland real estate market for the balance of 2015?  Check out the stats, the insight, and the predictions….

 

Check it out!

 

 

 
 
 

Summer 2015 Chicago Rental Market Update

July 7, 2015

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What’s going on in Chicago’s red hot rental market?  High occupancy, increased rents, and more deliveries on the way!

 

Check out our beautiful city during this real estate update!

 

We welcome your comments!

 

 
 
 

Not Easy to Find Chicago on this Info-Graphic – America Moves West and South?

June 13, 2015

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I ran across this very very cool info graphic from the Spare Foot blog.  I was pretty surprised at how far I had to scroll down to find my fair city.

Did you know that Chicago is NOT one of the fastest growing cities or metro areas?  It also was not listed as one of the fastest growing “big cities” — Although including Cary NC (pop 151K) and  Muphfreesborough TN (117K) as big cities is a little….confusing?

Nor did we make big cities with biggest density increases.  Sipping my morning ice coffee on my Printer’s Row deck I see about 1000 new units being planted between me and Roosevelt Road.   Nor did we make most densely populated areas.  For that, I’m surprised.  And grateful!

If you’re patient and go to the very very last visual, you’ll see something nice – Chicago IS a top ten destination for incoming moves!  Given that my firm has closed over 6 billion in transactions the last twelve months, I’m not surprised that a few came from out of town!

It looks like west and south are the waves of the future!  Although ask any Chicagoan, we seem to like it here.  Well, don’t ask us in January….

 

To find out more info, please visit http://blog.sparefoot.com/7863-us-population-growth-infographic/ .